This might be the perfect summer spin.
As part of National Heritage Week 2023, which runs from August 12th to 20th, Ballyvolane House is hosting an Open Garden, Pop-up Café, and Food Truck event on Thursday, August 17th, 2023.
This year’s theme invites visitors to explore the traditions and practices, knowledge and skills passed down through generations, something that’s in plentiful supply at Ballyvolane House, which was originally built in 1728 by Sir Richard Pyne, a retired Lord Chief Justice of Ireland.
Ballyvolane’s current owner Justin Green, who runs the popular wedding venue with his wife Jenny, will be giving a guided tour of Ballyvolane House and grounds at 1pm and 3pm.
Daytrippers are welcome to explore the glorious gardens and woodland walks and a Pop-Up Café in the barn will be serving up barista coffees from Maher’s Coffee Roasters as well as homemade cakes and pastries.
“In addition to our own Pop-up Café, we are also delighted to have some food trucks with us this year from noon to 4pm.” they told us.
“Volcano Pizza is back again and for the first time, we welcome ‘The Oven’ by our former house chef Steve Mercer who will be serving up incredibly tasty vegetarian food from his converted horsebox. Visitors can also enjoy local craft beers, ciders, spirits with lunch including our very own Bertha’s Revenge Gin which is distilled on-site.”
“We will have a Bertha’s Revenge Gin stall selling the full herd of Bertha’s Revenge Gin to take home.”
Entry is €6 per person, €16 per family at the front gate and dogs are welcome.